Drawn to the Coast

Hardback, 108 pages
Publisher: Paisnel Gallery
ISBN: 978-0-9931746-6-7
Dimensions: 195 x 260 mm

Exhibition catalogue produced in 2017 on the occasion of the exhibition Drawn to the Coast at Paisnel Gallery, 9, Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y
4 – 20 October 2017

A series of forty watercolour paintings featuring the coastal landscape of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall in southwest England. The catalogue includes a comprehensive, informative essay by Andrew Lambirth describing how Gardiner made these works using watercolour, Jesmonite and acrylic on handmade cotton rag paper.

Gardiner’s surfaces are fully animated and articulated first by drawing and then by the atmospherics of colour and texture. His is a highly creative use of line in conjunction with colour-area and stain and splash.

Andrew Lambirth